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Group of troops in Syria may again lead by General Surovikin

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The commander-in-chief of the VKS, Colonel-General Sergei Surovikin, may again lead the grouping of Russian troops in Syria, which he commanded in the second half of last year (from June to December), reports RIA News message from a military source.


Group of troops in Syria may again lead by General Surovikin


Sergey Vladimirovich can again go on a business trip to Syria to lead the Russian group. This possibility is currently being discussed,
said a source to the agency.

He explained that if he were sent to Syria, Surovikin would remain the commander-in-chief of the VKS, “one of his deputies will temporarily fulfill his duties in this post.”

Currently, Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev, who headed the Eastern Military District in place of Surovikin in November 2017, is in command of the grouping of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Syria. In 2016, Zhuravlev already led Russian troops in the UAR.

Recall, Surovikin headed the Aerospace Force at the end of November last year instead of Viktor Bondarev, who went to the Federation Council.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 20 February 2018 11: 01
    +3
    Well then .. Good luck to the general. The subordinates are in good health and that everyone would be safe and sound back to their homeland.
    1. maxim947
      maxim947 20 February 2018 11: 17
      +10
      Either someone messed up very much, or most likely something serious is planned and a competent and “in the subject” commander is needed.
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 20 February 2018 11: 32
        +19
        maxim947
        ... Or someone messed up very much, or most likely that serious is planned.
        Everything is much simpler ...

        General Surovikin is an excellent commander, only a land one. During his leadership of the group of our troops in Syria, impressive results were achieved. A victory was announced over the odious ISIS group, and Sergei Vladimirovich was appointed to the post of commander of the VKS.
        At this point, the general is not "at ease" he is not a pilot, not a flight engineer by training; his appointment was met with misunderstanding among pilots. He graduated from the Omsk Higher Command School named after M.V. Frunze.
        It is impossible to cancel the order of appointment, and it’s not beautiful. And here:
        ... if sent to Syria, Surovikin will remain the commander of the VKS, "one of the deputies will temporarily fulfill his duties in this post ..."

        With the tasks set before him, "on the ground" - he is able to cope perfectly.
        I repeat once again Surovikin Sergey Vladimirovich - the most beautiful general, with a high staff culture - but he is from the "Queen of the Fields", not a pilot.
        1. yehat
          yehat 20 February 2018 12: 43
          +2
          in Syria, the work of the headquarters is visible, but there are complaints about this work.
          so I would not be in a hurry to call Surovikin "the most beautiful."
        2. Stas157
          Stas157 20 February 2018 12: 52
          +10
          Quote: Andrey K
          General Surovikin is an excellent commander, only a land one. During his leadership of the group of our troops in Syria, impressive results were achieved. A victory over the odious ISIS group was announced

          It is as if you are reading out a characteristic that made you write about a friend. Meanwhile, we already discussed Surovikin, during the absurd death of General Asapov and the colonels from the headquarters. I will give my own comment for November 2017:
          Quote: Stas157
          I take well-known facts for analysis. I hope you do not doubt that it was precisely during the Surovikin’s command in Syria that the greatest human losses occurred (up to the colonels and the general), including PMCs? And also the fact that the task of transporting troops across the Euphrates River (covered all over the world, a photo of the video material is complete!) Failed to block the progress of the Kurds to oil fields? The price of this failure is the largest oil deposits in the hands of the Kurds!
          In war, of course, there are no losses. But, only under Surovikin they were the most sensitive, it is a fact.

          I repeat, Surovikin was unable to timely block the advance of the Kurds on the left bank of the Euphrates. Started doing it too late! He pulled for a long time, and therefore could not organize the crossing of troops through the Euphrates. Although all over the world they covered how Russian pontoons were pointing there. Lost this race, for the left bank, the Americans! That is why it is not covered and dismantled anywhere? It’s a bad habit to hush up your miscalculations, but it’s very convex, with pomp, to show any of your petty achievements!
          1. yehat
            yehat 20 February 2018 13: 40
            0
            But how do you consider Surovikin against the background of the history of Konev, who stupidly failed the staff work during the offensive near Rzhev, but then became more adequate?
            1. Stas157
              Stas157 20 February 2018 14: 00
              +5
              Quote: yehat
              But how do you consider Surovikin against the background of the history of Konev, who stupidly failed the staff work during the offensive near Rzhev, but then became more adequate?

              Most likely, Surovikin did not want to take risks when the race for the left-bank region of the Euphrates began. I decided to do everything thoroughly. First, clean up Deir Ez-Zor, create a bridgehead for a reliable ferry on both banks, and then reliably cross. But, the Americans did not wait for such a development of events, and realized their scenario, but essentially blocked the advance of the Syrian troops on the left bank.
              Here it was necessary to go to the bank, not to lose a long time to clean up Deir Ez-Zor, and immediately begin the crossing (possibly even away from the city). Even if the Ishilovites then cut communications, nothing critical would have happened. The Kurds would be blocked, and all Syrian oil is at the disposal of Assad (Russian oligarchs). Moreover, the Ishilovites already cut communications in two places, after that. For almost a month there was no road to Deir Ez-Zor. If you want victory, you have to take risks.
              1. yehat
                yehat 20 February 2018 15: 18
                +3
                I have a different kind of complaint - insufficient attention to staff safety,
                saving resources by increasing the risk of military personnel, poor development of a reserve to ensure security, the organization of patrolling and reconnaissance of important roads. A bunch of routine that was clearly neglected, an underestimation of the role of intelligence and target designation. In my opinion, the commander should have asked the General Staff for radically more resources to ensure the operation of the base in Syria, and not shock, namely, security.
                For example, remember the explosion of an armored car that was not equipped with mine protection. I'm not talking about drones and other tripe.
                separately, I believe that clearly insufficient resources were allocated for real-time monitoring of the activity of other parties to the conflict - the United States, Europeans, and Turks.
          2. Andrey K
            Andrey K 20 February 2018 20: 54
            +9
            Quote: Stas157
            ... It is as if you are reading out a characteristic that made you write about a friend ...
            ... Meanwhile, we already discussed Surovikin ...

            Colleague!
            The first one. I make you a comment.
            In that tone, you’ll be talking in a different place.
            The second one. You refer to the previous discussion of General Surovikin, even use the word “we” and immediately quote such authority as yourself beloved.
            A colleague, with all due respect, everything that you have written here can not even be a topic for discussion. This is solely your opinion, your own quotes and your own verbiage.
            And the third. Do not try to try on the functions of the Supreme, giving assessments to the commander of the RF Armed Forces in the SAR. Not by rank hi
        3. Waterfowl
          Waterfowl 20 February 2018 16: 01
          +1
          You need a great general, and I need a general.
        4. Nikolai Grek
          Nikolai Grek 21 February 2018 02: 54
          0
          Quote: Andrey K
          I repeat once again Surovikin Sergey Vladimirovich - the most beautiful general, with a high staff culture - but he is from the "Queen of the Fields", not a pilot.

          But what kind of reform do they want to do in the "sky" ??? what what Well, like, they called a person "from the side" !! request
      2. 3officer
        3officer 20 February 2018 11: 52
        +4
        Quote: maxim947
        Either someone messed up very much, or most likely something serious is planned and a competent and “in the subject” commander is needed.

        Not without this, most likely. With the current commander of the Zhuravlev faction, there was the surrender of Palmyra, and now the muddy story with PMCs + Surovikin has a good interaction with Suheil (Tiger Force) who is going to conduct a large-scale operation in the suburbs of Damascus.
    2. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 20 February 2018 11: 19
      +4
      Quote: 210ox
      Subordinates, health and that all would be whole and healthy returned to their homeland.

      - It can be seen too early GDP considered the war over. With the "partners" you have to keep an eye out!
      1. Petr1968
        Petr1968 20 February 2018 14: 22
        0
        Quote: oldseaman1957
        - It can be seen too early GDP considered the war over. With the "partners" you have to keep an eye out!

        And then do not have time to import tomatoes to ban? Partners do what they want and when they want, reconcile.
    3. starogil
      starogil 20 February 2018 11: 43
      0
      This will change something in the ambivalent position of the military contingent in Syria,
      or suddenly the missile defense and electronic warfare systems will be put on alert?
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 20 February 2018 11: 52
        +10
        Quote: starogil
        ... It will change something in the ambivalent position of the military contingent in Syria,
        or suddenly the missile defense and electronic warfare systems will be put on alert? ...

        Wow, tin!
        Let me ask you - where did you get information about the "dual position of the military contingent in Syria" and that the missile defense and electronic warfare systems are not ready?
        If there is such information, you simply must report it to our MO.
        And if not, then there is no need to make a gag. Our specialists do not eat bread in vain. The tasks are carried out clearly.
        Our military contingent in the SAR copes with the assigned tasks. Where did you see the duality of the situation there?
        Air defense systems, electronic warfare systems work normally, did not give failures. Visual evidence is the failed shelling of our bases.
        Why this "cry of Yaroslavna"?
        1. 79807420129
          79807420129 20 February 2018 12: 23
          +5
          Quote: Andrey K
          Why this "cry of Yaroslavna"?

          Why? Elections, Andrey, elections. hi
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 20 February 2018 11: 06
    +14
    Surovikin
    Directly irreplaceable of some kind. Both the commander-in-chief and the commander in the region ... Or is it recognized that he is incapable of commanding the VKS on a national scale and was sent honorably to where he copes?
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 20 February 2018 11: 29
      +6
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      Directly irreplaceable of some kind. Both the commander in chief and the commander in the region ..

      I think this is a future beginning. General Staff ...
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      Directly irreplaceable of some kind. Both the commander in chief and the commander in the region ..

      Did you read the text well?
      It remains the commander of the VKS ...
      Very serious tests fell to his lot ... Honest man ... Read a biography, another would have broken ... hi
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 20 February 2018 11: 34
        +6
        Maybe you are right . But still, even if he is really a very effective military leader, then sending to command an important, but small area is somehow wrong. Then it’s worth using his talents nationwide, because there are enough weak spots
        1. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 20 February 2018 11: 56
          +4
          Very demanding of himself and his subordinates ... The organizer knows how to correctly convey the idea to his subordinates ... They threw them into the most “hard” places ... On the “correction” of parts. He understands people, knows how to select frames .. good
  3. Egorovich
    Egorovich 20 February 2018 11: 14
    +4
    So something serious is being planned in Syria on the part of "partners" and "friends." Good luck to the Russian Aerospace Forces and CAA!
  4. svp67
    svp67 20 February 2018 11: 33
    +6
    He explained that if he were sent to Syria, Surovikin would remain the commander-in-chief of the VKS, “one of his deputies will temporarily fulfill his duties in this post.”
    In Syria, "startled" in the VKS "crossed" ....
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 20 February 2018 12: 04
      +3
      In vain, you, so ... No.
      Surovikin is a “cleaner”, there isn’t wrong, a “corrector” ... It can be seen that in the VKS there is such a swamp that we had to set up a “tankman” ... Put things in order, clean the headquarters from the "elite" ... wink
      And will go on increasing. soldier
      1. svp67
        svp67 20 February 2018 14: 38
        +1
        Quote: LiSiCyn
        And will go on increasing.

        Where? At NGS, the level and character is not the same, he is the commander of the Zhukovsky style, he perfectly fulfills the role of a crisis manager, but this specialization has a very narrow sector of application.
        1. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 20 February 2018 23: 29
          +3
          Minister of Defense ?? wink
          And Shoigu, the "receiver" ??
          hi
          1. svp67
            svp67 21 February 2018 06: 39
            +1
            Quote: LiSiCyn
            And Shoigu, the "receiver" ??

            Well, this is unlikely, unfortunately ... The notorious "fifth point", although I would not mind and would vote for this candidate.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 20 February 2018 11: 44
    +2
    Can not understand anything? Okay, the giraffe is big, but we just don’t know what!
  6. Radikal
    Radikal 20 February 2018 12: 19
    0
    Quote: maxim947
    Either someone messed up very much, or most likely something serious is planned and a competent and “in the subject” commander is needed.

    What does someone mean? Usually they change who "messed up". sad
  7. Jack
    Jack 20 February 2018 12: 39
    0
    Which group? Have we already defeated everyone there three times, freed three Syria, and successfully withdrawn three times?
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    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 20 February 2018 13: 18
      +4
      Quote: Petr1968
      Cartoon military)))

      How can you judge a person by his appearance ??
      You physiognomist ??? Maybe you are also a heroant ?? According to the "pen", do not you guess ???
      I would like to take a look at your face! Maybe we, too, see something ... negative
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        1. bk316
          bk316 21 February 2018 15: 00
          +1
          This is my IMHO.

          You are just like a first grader. Did you serve in the army?
          A young healthy guy comes to school.
          You stand in service for a thousand hours - erysipelas with a brick.
          Then, over the river, a platoon lock for 3 years - the skin was stiff.
          Then 5 years in the cold you will command, so that the whole company hears - the voice is hoarse and furious.
          I’m an artilleryman, so the rumor will sit down as well.
          I went to increase the load decreased - the weight increased.
          Years passed, baldness appeared - began to shave under Kotovsky.
          On business trips you sleep for 3 hours - bags under the eyes.

          WHAT DO YOU LEARN THE PORTRAIT?
  9. Flyer_64
    Flyer_64 20 February 2018 13: 23
    0
    Type shoals to fix, Gerasimov must be resigned, since this is the situation.
  10. Kremlevets
    Kremlevets 20 February 2018 14: 50
    0
    Quote: Petr1968
    Why do all generals have the face of such typical "boots". With such a wrinkled forehead .. and a bass voice for sure ... Caricature military)))

    You’re just like a little one. These are Russian generals, though there are still Ukrainian and Belorussian, although generals from other countries are also affected by this disease. I’ll tell you as a doctor, this is called the “face of an alcoholic”
  11. Waterfowl
    Waterfowl 20 February 2018 16: 05
    +1
    Quote: Andrey K
    I repeat once again Surovikin Sergey Vladimirovich - the most beautiful general, with a high staff culture - but he is from the "Queen of the Fields", not a pilot.

    Cultural, wonderful .....! Nothing to do in the army, let him take Tarzan's place on the stage!
  12. LeonidL
    LeonidL 21 February 2018 04: 38
    0
    Yes, the general discord to the general ... one can and the other can not
  13. Hadji Murat
    Hadji Murat 21 February 2018 14: 23
    0
    an excellent method for rotating the high command for six months ... the training is excellent